Saturday May 07, 2022

Up to Dhs10 million fine for storing or sharing illegal online content in UAE

Up to Dhs10 million fine for storing or sharing illegal online content in UAE

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Rlixa, Staff Reporter

The UAE Public Prosecution has warned people against sharing or storing illegal online content.

In an awareness campaign on its social media account, the UAE Public Prosecution said that according to Article 53 of the Federal Decree – Law No.34 of 2021 for combatting rumours and e-crimes a fine of not less than Dhs 300,000 and not more than Dhs10,000,000 shall be imposed on whoever uses an online website or account for committing any of the following acts.

Making available or the storage or publication of an illegal content with removing the same or banning access to such extent within the duration specified in the orders given thereto as stipulated in this decree-law.

Fully or partly declining to implement an order that is given thereto as stipulated in this decree-law without and acceptable excuse.

The UAE Public Prosecution had earlier explained, through posts on its social media accounts, the penalties for promoting medical products without licence on the world wide web.

According to Article 49 of the Federal Decree-Law No 34 of 2021, for Combating Rumors and E-Crimes, any person who creates, manages, or supervises a website or publishes information on the world wide web, or by any means of information technology for the promotion or sale of medical products that are unlicenced in the UAE, or that are an imitation of licensed medical products, shall be sentenced to detention and a fine, or one of these two penalties.

 

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